Astroturfing, sockpuppets, and SCO
As most Zdnet readers undoubtedly know, a number of conservative
bloggers responded to a recent set of internet smears aimed at Sarah Palin by
digging deeply into the record to discover who had produced and released them.
The record of how this was done
for one particular case
includes back tracing
the account ids used first to upload and distribute the
video, and then to cover the attempted deletions once the account holders
were publically identified.
Fox news had an interesting summary segment on this: